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Postgraduate course

Fish Behaviour

  • ECTS credits5
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeBIO324
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Teaching semester

Spring. The course will not be taught spring 2023.

This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. The application deadline is Wednesday in week 2 for the spring semester. Please see this page for more information. You will receive confirmation of whether you received a seat in Studentweb no later than Monday the week after the deadline.

It is compulsory to attend the first lecture/orientation meeting, or you risk losing your seat. If you are unable to attend the first lecture, you must contact the Study Section (studie.bio@uib.no) The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on Mitt UiB.

Objectives and Content

The subjects are the genetic basis of fish behaviour, motivation and ontogeny, different reactions to stimulation, and the most important sense organs. Special emphasis will be put on the behavioural ecology of foraging, reproduction and schooling, in particular differences in behaviour between populations and individuals. Selected articles and monographs will be discussed in seminars.

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to provide students with increased knowledge about the organisation and function of fish behaviour and how it can be quantified and analysed.

Required Previous Knowledge

Compulsory parts of Bachelor's degree in Biology, or equivalent courses.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

BIO213 Marine Ecology, Environment and Resources, BIO280 Fish Biology I - Systematics and Anatomy.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

The student must hold at least one seminar covering parts of the syllabus.

Compulsory activities have to be passed in order to take the exam. Approved compulsory activities are valid for 6 semesters, including the semester of completion.

Forms of Assessment

Oral examination

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade, grade F is a fail.

Course Evaluation

Students will evaluate the course in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the Department. You can find courseevaluations in the Quality Assurance Reports.


Contact the Study Section at the Department of Biological Sciences: studie.bio@uib.no

Exam information